The Nine Cardinal Numbers

Numbers date back to the beginning of time.

Nothing can exist without numbers.

Numbers bring patterns & everything in the world roots to numbers.

Numerology is the Practice and Study of Numbers.

Numerology is the study of how numbers affect people’s daily lives and how it can be used as a metaphysical tool that can help us investigate the very nature of our being. Each number has a unique vibration and the combination of numbers in a person’s chart has an enormous influence on their personality and prevailing tendencies or inclinations. Numerology is an ancient science dating back thousands of years used by a variety of cultures to assist us humans in endeavors of the human spirit – our goals, our aspirations of achievement. Numerology can be successfully used to help people gain enhanced self-understanding as well as predicting the future energies and the general direction or movement in our lives on any given year, month or day → the trends in our lives so to speak.

Numbers in Relation to Personality

The single-digit numbers 1 through 9 are the cardinal numbers and every human characteristic, quality, or idiosyncrasy is represented in one of the nine cardinal numbers, and are the basis and foundation of the science of numerology. The vibratory power of each of these numbers has its own personality, strengths and weakness, therefore you want to look at each cardinal number (1 – 9) as if it were a personality with its own set of distinct characteristics and habits, which is important in establishing a very specific vibration that emanates from this source.

This page is devoted to the nine cardinal numbers, which can also represent stages in the unfolding of any process, and can be keyed to the Tarot, planets, astrological signs, chakras, colors, gemstones and crystals. Each letter of the alphabet vibrates to one of the nine cardinal numbers as represented in the graph above used in the Pythagorean numerology system.

Planets, Sun Signs and their Corresponding Numbers

I am a Pythagorean Numerologist, however, based on my research, I have come to the conclusion that the Chaldean system of Numerology has stronger merit in assigning numbers to the planets. The astrological signs are based on the most common association with each zodiac sign that each planet governs.

The Primal Force

Number 1 resonates with the vibrations and energies of new beginnings, independence, strength, attainment, uniqueness, motivation, striving forward, creation, progress, ambition, will power, positivity,  the pioneering, raw energy, force, activity, leadership, assertiveness, initiative, instinct and intuition.

Strength of the 1 Person: Individualistic and independent showing leadership qualities, the 1 is masculine, focused, original and a self-starter. Number 1 is also progressive, strong-willed and self-reliant. Can be rebellious. Good if used in a positive and productive manner.

Weakness: 1’s can be aggressive, selfish, stubborn, undisciplined. Does not cool down easy. Can be stuck mentally in their head, and temperamental with mood swings.

In a Relationship compatible with: 1s, 3s, 5, 7s and 9s.

Tarot Association: The Magician

Planet Association. Sun

Astrological Association: The Sun governs those born in the zodiacal sign of Leo.

Chakra Color: Red

Make Plans On: All “1” days (1st, 10th, 19th, 28th)

Lucky Colors: The Sun governs gold and copper. Therefore, all shades of gold, yellow, bronze and golden brown is good for anyone who is a 1 Life Path or was born on the 1st, 10th, 19th or 28th.

Lucky Stones:If you are a 1 Life Path or born on the 1st, 10th, 19th or 28th, wear amber, topaz, yellow diamond and all other yellow to brown crystals and gemstones.

The Intuitive

Number 2 resonates with the vibrations and energies of service, peacemaker, balance, harmony, patience, diplomacy, charm, co-operation, consideration, friendliness, receptivity love, understanding, kindness, insightfulness, sensitivity, justice, selflessness, poise, intuition, caution, grace, mediation, encouragement, partnerships and relationships.

Strength: Sensitive, tactful, diplomatic and cooperative, 2’s tend to be the peacemakers and are loving, studious and patient. A 2 may express many musical or feminine qualities, and also tend to be sensual and intuitive.

Weakness: 2’s are often discontent and can be seen as spoiled or lazy. They can also be or careless, particularly when it comes to matters related to the truth.

In a relationship compatible with: 2s, 3s, 4s, 6s, 8s

Tarot Association: The High Priestess

Planet Association. Moon.

Astrological Association: The Moon governs those born in the zodiacal sign of Cancer.

Chakra Color: Orange

Make Plans On: All “2” days 2nd, 11th, 20th and 29th

Lucky Colors: All shades of green, cream and white are good for those who are a 2 Life Path or born on the 2nd, 11th, 20th or 29th.

Lucky Stones: If you are a 1 Life Path or are born on the 2nd, 11th, 20th and 29th, wear Jade, pearls, moonstones and pale green stones.

The Creative One

Number 3 resonates with the vibrations and energies of optimism, joy, inspiration, creativity, lively, fun, enthusiasm, exhuberance, encouragement, psychic, sensitive, communication, expressive, imagination, sociability, friendliness, artistic tendencies, creative energy, humor and wit, growth, expansion, spontaneity.

Strength: 3’s are imaginative, expressive communicators and artists. They are tolerant, joyful, optimistic, inspiring, talented, jovial, youthful and dynamic.

Weakness: For as inspirational as they are, 3’s can often be vain, extravagant, dissatisfied with their lot in life and can complain excessively. Intolerance, hypocrisy and superficiality and impatience seem to follow them around like a dark cloud.

Tarot Association: The Empress

Planet Association: Jupiter. 

Astrological Association: Jupiter governs those born in the zodiacal sign of Sagittarius.

Chakra Color: Yellow

Make Plans On:  All “3” days 3rd, 12th, 21st and 30th

Lucky Colors: Wear all shades of magenta, violet or purple if you are a 3 Life Path or born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st or 30th..

Lucky Stones: Wear Amethyst or golden topaz if you are a 3 Life Path or were born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st or 30th.

The Planner

Number 4 resonates with the vibrations and energies of practicality, organization. patience, pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, trust-worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production, hard work, high morals, traditional values, honesty, integrity, security, self-control, loyalty, conscientiousness, realistic values, stability, ability, management, justice, seriousness, discipline, systems and order, maintenance, constructiveness, dependability, conviction, and drive.

Strength: 4’s are extremely disciplined, strong, stable, practical, down-to-earth, reliable and quite dependable. They can extract things from you before you realize what is happening, they are very precise, methodical, logical, conscientious, frugal, devoted and trustworthy. They are very truthful and will tell their truth even if you didn’t ask for it.

Weakness: 4’s pay for their stability and pragmatism by having a dull side. This can manifest itself as displaying a lack of imagination, emotions and empathy. Some 4’s have issues with social awkwardness and sometimes lack the fashion gene and don’t put much care into their appearance. 4’s can be jealous.

In a relationship compatible with: 2s, 4s ,6s, 7s, 8s

Tarot Association: The Emperor

Planet Association: Uranus

Astrological Association: Uranus governs those born under the zodiacal sign of Aquarius.

Chakra Color: Green

Make Plans On: All “4” days: 4th, 13th, 22nd and 31st

Lucky Colors: Pastels, fluorescent colors, bright blue, all gray tones are best if you are a 4 Life Path or born on the 4th, 13th, 22nd and 31st.

Lucky Stones: Wear Sapphires and Garnets

The Dynamic Persona

Number 5 resonates with the vibrations and energies of personal freedom, unconventional, individualism, non-attachment, change, experience, variety, adaptability, versatility, resourcefulness, motivation, progress, activity, travel, adventure, sociability, companionship, influence, sensuality, promotion, natural flair,  vivacious, courage, idealism, pleasure-seeker, vitality, visionary, expansion, opportunity, story-telling, invention, magnetism, competitiveness, imagination, curiosity, intelligence, release and surender.

Strength: 5’s are energetic, adventurous, daring and freedom-loving. They also tend to be versatile, flexible, adaptable, curious, social, sensual, quick-thinking and are extremely witty. 5’s attract people to them because of their ease with meeting many people. They are very attractive to all they come in contact with. They are certainly courageous and worldly, with a tendency to travel or move frequently.

Weakness: On the other side of the coin, 5’s can be unstable, self-indulgent, irresponsible or careless. The energy that follows them can be chaotic and they are often disorganized. Their life can often be in a state of pandemonium. 5’s have very addictive personalities, so they must be careful with drug, alcohol, sex, social or food addictions.

In a relationship compatible with: 1s, 3s, 5s 7s, 9s

Tarot Association: The Hierophant

Planet Association. Mercury.

Astrological Association: The planet Mercury governs two signs: Gemini and Virgo.

Chakra Color: Blue

Make Plans On: All “5” days: 5th, 14th and 23rd.

Lucky Colors: All colors suit anyone who is a 5 Life Path or born on the 5th, 14th, 14th or 23rd. Avoid dark colors, especially black.

Lucky Stones: Those who are 5 Life Paths or born on the 5th, 14th and 23rd should wear Diamonds and platinum, including sparkly stones and silver settings.

The Responsible One

Number 6 is related to the vibrations and energies of unconditional love, balance, harmony, home, family, parenthood, guardianship, service, selflessness, responsibility, nurturing, empathy, sympathy, self-sacrifice, humanitarianism, compromise, emotional depth, honesty, integrity, adjustment, protection,  healing, idealism, justice, conscientiousness, problem-solving, seeing clearly, teaching, peace, grace, dignity, reliability, provider, art and musical talent.

Strength: 6’s are the responsible ones and are very loving, self-sacrificing, protective, sympathetic and compassionate. They are the loyal, maternal figures who take care and listen to their family, friends, pets and clients. They are quite domestic, so their home is very important to them. They make good, fair and idealistic healers or teachers.

Weakness: 6’s can overstep their boundaries in their quest to protect others, creating tensions in family and friendships when they become too involved. They have a tendency to worry, be suspicious, can be emotionally unstable, cynical or jealous. 6’s do tend toward traditional and conventional morality and can have dictatorial behavior.

In a relationship compatible with: 2s, 3s, 4s, 6s, 8s, 9s

Tarot Association : The Lovers 

Planet Association. Venus

Astrological Association: Venus is said to be the planetary ruler of harmonious Libra and sensual Taurus.

Chakra Color: Indigo

Make Plans On: All “6” days 6th, 15th and 24th

Lucky Colors: All shales of blue, rose and pink are best for 6 Life Paths and those born on the 6th, 15th or 24th..

Lucky Stones: Wear Turquoise, emeralds, diamonds.

The Seeker of Truth

Number 7 resonates with the vibrations and energies of  spirituality, trust, faith, truth, collective consciousness, faith, spirituality, mysticism, intuition, the esoteric, inner-self, deep contemplation, introspection, eccentric, religion, thoughtfulness, understanding of others, natural healer, healing, secrets, myth, ritual, peace, emotions, feelings, inner-strength, endurance, perseverance, persistence, the ability to bear hardships, quick-wit, the loner, solitary,  isolation, long-sighted, the non-conformist, independence and individualism,

Strength: 7 is one of the biggest spiritual vibrations of the cardinal numbers, being very intelligent and intuitive. 7’s are analytical, focused, introspective, studious, knowledgeable, contemplative, serious and persevering. What makes them so attractive is that they are have a pure mind and heart, are gracious and demonstrate much inner wisdom.

Weakness: 7’s can be quite aloof, distant, sarcastic, socially awkward and melancholic. At their worst they can be cowards and stab you in the back.

In a relationship compatible with: 1s, 4s, 5s, 7s

Tarot Association: The Chariot 

Planet Association: Neptune

Astrological Association: Neptune governs those born in the zodiacal sign of Pisces.

Chakra Color: Violet

Make Plans On: All “7” days 7th, 16th and 25th

Lucky Colors: White, green, pastels and yellow are best for the 7 Life Path or were born on the 7th, 16th or 25th. Dark colors are not fortunate for this number vibration.

Lucky Stones: Anyone who is a 7 Life Path or born on the 7th, 16th or 25th should wear Moss agate, moonstones, cat’s eye, pearls

The One Who Strives To Be Noticed

Number 8 resonates with the vibrations and energies of authority, personal power, self-confidence, executive ability, confidence, inner-strength, professionalism  management, material freedom, success, good judgement, money, finances, riches, manifestation, wealth, abundance, prosperity, investments, giving and receiving, social status, integrity, real estate, property, investments, problem-solving, organizational skills, achievement, decisiveness, control and ambition.

Strength: Ruled by the planet Saturn, 8’s are very authoritative and make good business-minded leaders. They value control and tend to be powerful, but at the same time are also balanced, materially detached, successful and realistic. 8’s tend to end up in management positions or work for themselves. They are efficient, especially in a crisis, capable and read people well – a good judge of character. They have much grit and determination, which can define them.

Weakness: For the 8, life can be an uphill battle. They get used to the struggle, but what is daunting for others is normal to them, but can eventually wear on them and their health. 8’s may be hard to read, because their general exterior and facial expression can come off as aloof, negative and uninterested. The dark side of the 8 can be insensitive, bossy, negative and stingy.

In a relationship compatible with: 2s, 4s, 6s, 8s

Tarot Association: Strength

Planet Association: Saturn

Astrological Association: Saturn governs those born in the zodiacal signs of Capricorn.

Chakra Color: Rose

Make Plans On: All “8” days 8th, 17th and 26th

Lucky Colors: Black, navy blue, dark gray and dark purple are best for the 8 Life Path or those born on the 8th, 17th or 26th.

Lucky Stones: Wear Blue and dark sapphire, amethyst, black pearl and black diamonds if you are an 8 Life Path or born on the 8th, 17th or 26th.

Seeker of Universal Awareness

Number 9 resonates with the vibrations and energies of: universal love, the humanitarian, the seeker, religion, religious beliefs, compassion, truth, philanthropy, wisdom, intuition, mysticism, divine wisdom, strength, character, discretion, brilliance, non-conformity, altruism, eccentricity, influence, perfection and magnetism.

Strength: 9’s are the helpful, compassionate, aristocratic, sophisticated and generous humanitarian of all the nine cardinal numbers. 9’s cooperate with others, they are self-sufficient and self-sacrificing. You will see the 9’s go out of their way to help someone in need or in trouble.

Weakness: 9’s have a tendency to be disconnected, lethargic, dreamy, arrogant, self-pitying, self-sacrificing and sentimental. They can be discontent with their lot n life and be fickle, cold or mentally unstable. There is an inability to concentrate and focus during crisis situations.

Relationship compatibility with 1s, 3s, 5s, 6s, 9s

Tarot Association: The Hermit

Planet Association: Mars

Astrological Association: Mars governs those born in the Zodiacal signs of Aries and Scorpio.

Chakra Color: Gold

Make Plans On: All “9” days 9th 18th and 27th

Lucky Colors: All shades of crimson, red, rose, pink are best for the 9 Life Path or anyone born on the 9th, 18th or 27th.

Lucky Stones: Wear Ruby, garnet, coral and bloodstone if you are a 9 Life Path or born on the 9th, 18th or 27th.